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Recent doctoral awards

Browse the department sections below for doctoral awards made in the 2016/17 academic year.

Bartlett School of Architecture

Jane Madsen
Doctor of Philosophy (28 September 2016) Architectural Design
Kleist and the Space of Collapse
Principal supervisor: Professor Jane Rendell

David Roberts
Doctor of Philosophy (28 September 2016) Architectural Design
Make Public: Performing Public Housing in Regenerating East London
Principal supervisor: Professor Jane Rendell

Sadaf Khan
Doctor of Philosophy (28 October 2016) Urban Morphology
The spatialisation of an ethno-political migrant identity: appropriation, adaptation, and contestation of 'Muhajir' space in Karachi
Principal supervisor: Professor Laura Vaughan

Cauê Costa Capillé
Doctor of Philosophy (28 December 2016) Built Environment
Spatial cultures of public libraries: Architecture, collective use and political agendas in Medellín’s Library-Parks
Principal supervisor: Dr Sophia Psarra     

John Bingham-Hall
Doctor of Philosophy (28 February 2017) Architectural Space and Computing
The blog and the territory: placing hyperlocal media and its publics in a London neighbourhood
Principal supervisor: Ms Ava Fatah

Frederik Weissenborn
Doctor of Philosophy (28 February 2017) Architecture
What is urban materialism? Deconstructing the 'image of the city' in Marxist geography, space syntax and SIRN
Principal supervisor: Professor Alan Penn

Stylianos Giamarelos
Doctor of Philosophy (28 April 2017) Architectural History and Theory
The postmodern ferment: the reconsideration of the modern, the regional, and the critical in the architectural practice of Suzana and Dimitris Antonakakis, c. 1980
Principal supervisor: Professor Peg Rawes

Athina Lazaridou
Doctor of Philosophy (28 April 2017) Architectural Space and Computation
Three-dimensional spatial navigation in real and virtual museums
Principal supervisor: Dr Sophia Psarra

Dragan Pavlovic
Doctor of Philosophy (28 April 2017) Architectural History and Theory
The architectural history of London Fashion Week and its role in the production of London as a global city
Principal supervisor: Dr Ben Campkin

Pinar Aykac
Doctor of Philosophy (28 May 2017) Architectural History and Theory
Musealisation as an urban process: The transformation of the Sultanahmet district in Istanbul’s historic peninsula
Principal supervisor: Professor Murray Fraser

Tilo Amhoff
Doctor of Philosophy (28 June 2017) Architectural History and Theory
The making of plans: Germany, 1858 – 1933
Principal supervisor: Professor Adrian Forty

Felipe Andrés Lanuza Rilling
Doctor of Philosophy (28 June 2017) Architectural Design
Absence through layering: from experiencing urban leftovers to reimagining sites
Principal supervisor: Dr Ben Campkin

Yao Shen
Doctor of Philosophy (28 June 2017) Socio-spatial Urban Analytics
Understanding functional urban centrality: spatio-functional interaction and its socio-economic impact in Central Shanghai
Principal supervisor: Dr Kayvan Karimi

Pheereeya Boonchaiyapruek
Doctor of Philosophy (28 July 2017) Urban Form and Society
Spatial culture and spatial capital in Bangkok: a study of adaptability and diversity in the urban transformation process
Principal supervisor: Dr Sam Griffiths 

Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Bethan Morgan
Doctor of Philosophy (28 January 2017) Management and Construction
Organizing for Technology in Practice: Implementing Building Information Modelling in a Design Firm
Principal supervisor: Professor Andrew Davies

Doubra Henry Ndoni
Master of Philosophy (28 February 2017) Project Management
Collaborative relationships: Means to facilitate knowledge transfer, learning and innovation for PFI/PF2 project-based environments
Principal supervisor: Dr Taha Elhag

Giovanni Scarso Borioli
Doctor of Philosophy (28 April 2017)
The minimum viable organization model: a grounded model of planned transformation to a lean production system
Principal supervisor: Mr Graham Ive 

Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Ruhul Afizullah Amin
Doctor in Engineering (28 September 2016) Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation
Condition-based maintenance: innovation in buildings maintenance management
Principal supervisor: Professor Michael Pitt

Paula Morgenstern
Doctor of Philosophy (28 September 2016) Energy Demand in the Built Environment
Understanding hospital electricity use: an end-use(r) perspective
Principal supervisor: Professor Bob Lowe

Kim Bouwer
Doctor of Philosophy (28 October 2016) Law and Energy Policy
Building disappointment: the potential and limitations of tort liability for energy efficiency problems in domestic buildings
Principal supervisor: Professor Tadeusz Oreszczyn

Joel Guilbaud
Doctor of Philosophy (28 November 2016) Energy and Economics
Hybrid renewable power systems for the mining industry: system costs, reliability costs, and portfolio cost risks
Principal supervisor: Professor Neil Strachan

Alaa Alfakara
Doctor of Philosophy (28 February 2017) Building Performance and Processes
Linking agent-based model to dynamic building simulation model: a co-simulation system for modelling occupants interactions with buildings
Principal supervisor: Dr Ben Croxford

Carlo Raucci
Doctor of Philosophy (28 February 2017) Energy and Transport
The potential of hydrogen to fuel international shipping
Principal supervisor: Dr Tristan Smith

Ivan Garcia Kerdan
Doctor of Philosophy (28 March 2017) Energy and Engineering
Optimisation of building energy retrofit strategies using dynamic exergy analysis and exergoeconomics
Principal supervisor: Professor Paul Ruyssevelt

Maria Shehade
Doctor of Philosophy (28 March 2017) Heritage Management
Negotiating cultural property disputes: bridging the gap between theory and practice, a way forward
Principal supervisor: Professor May Cassar

Jin Si
Doctor of Philosophy (28 March 2017) Building Performance and Processes
Green retrofit of existing non-domestic buildings as a multi criteria decision making process
Principal supervisor: Dr Ljiljana Marjanovic-Halburd

Greig Paterson
Doctor in Engineering (28 April 2017) Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation
Real-time energy use predictions at the early architectural design stages with machine learning
Principal supervisor: Professor Dejan Mumovic

Bartlett School of Planning

Tatiana Moreira De Souza
Doctor of Philosophy (28 September 2016) Planning Studies
Social interaction in mixed-tenure neighbourhoods: a comparative analysis of housing regeneration in the UK (England) and in the Netherlands
Principal supervisor: Dr Claire Colomb

Tingting Lu
Doctor of Philosophy (28 December 2016) Planning Studies
The development and governance of Chinese gated communities: a case study of Wenzhou
Principal supervisor: Professor Fulong Wu

Hooman Foroughmand Araabi
Doctor of Philosophy (28 January 2017) Planning Studies
The formation of urban design theory in relation to practice
Principal supervisor: Professor Matthew Carmona

Lixun Liu
Doctor of Philosophy (28 January 2017) Urban Planning
The impact of rail transit systems on urban regeneration and development in a Chinese large city – a case study of Chongqing
Principal supervisor: Dr Robin Hickman

Cristian Alejandro Silva Lovera
Doctor of Philosophy (28 February 2017) Planning Studies
The interstitial spaces of urban sprawl: the planning problems and prospects - the case of Santiago de Chile
Principal supervisor: Professor Nick Phelps

Gabriel Silvestre
Doctor of Philosophy (28 February 2017) Planning Studies
Circulating knowledge and urban change: ideas, interests and institutions in the development of Olympic Rio de Janeiro
Principal supervisor: Professor Mike Raco

Martín Ignacio Arias Loyola
Doctor of Philosophy (28 March 2017) Planning Studies
Negotiating sustainable development: an analysis of the bargains between the state and mining multinational enterprises in the Chilean copper mining Global Production Network
Principal supervisor: Professor Nick Phelps

Patricia Maria Pacheco Canelas
Doctor of Philosophy (28 March 2017) Planning Studies
Planning, place-making and property markets in inner London: the active management of clusters of ownership
Principal supervisor: Dr Nikolaos Karadimitriou

Edward Jones
Doctor of Philosophy (28 March 2017) Urban and Regional Planning
Tech City: exploring the operation and governance of inner east London’s digital cluster
Principal supervisor: Professor Mike Raco

Sang-Hee Kim
Doctor of Philosophy (28 March 2017) Planning
London’s traditional markets: managing change and conflict in complex urban spaces
Principal supervisor: Professor Matthew Carmona

Xiaoqing Zhang
Doctor of Philosophy (28 May 2017) Planning
In the name of social inclusion: the redevelopment of urban villages and its implications on citizenship in China
Principal supervisor: Professor Nick Gallent

Joao Maria Dos Santos Ferreira Bento
Doctor of Philosophy (28 June 2017) Town Planning
Architecture as public policy. The role and effectiveness of national architectural policies in the European Union: the cases of Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands
Principal supervisor: Professor Matthew Carmona

Yingcheng Li
Doctor of Philosophy (28 July 2017) Urban Planning and Economic Geography
Megalopolis unbound and innovative: Knowledge collaboration within and beyond the Yangtze River Delta region of China
Principal supervisor: Professor Nick Phelps

Development Planning Unit

Martin Gonzalo Sanzana Calvet
Doctor of Philosophy (28 November 2016) Planning Studies
The greening of neoliberal urbanism in Santiago de Chile: urbanisation by green enclaves and the production of a new socio-nature in Chicureo
Principal supervisor: Dr Vanesa Castan-Broto

Karol Yanez Soria
Doctor of Philosophy (28 November 2016) Development Planning
Civil networks as a force to challenge the dominant food system, the case of the network in defence of maize in Mexico
Principal supervisor: Professor Yves Cabannes

Daniel Ricardo Oviedo Hernandez
Doctor of Philosophy (28 April 2017) Development Planning
Mobilities at the edge: splintering urbanism and transport-related social exclusion in Soacha, Colombia, 2000-2013
Principal supervisor: Professor Julio Davila

Vicente Andres Sandoval Henriquez
Doctor of Philosophy (28 July 2017) Development Planning
The progression of vulnerability: a multi-scalar perspective on disasters, the case of Chaitén, Chile
Principal supervisor: Professor Camillo Boano